Settings: Google

Overview

Sometimes, you might reach an API limit when using the following functionality:

  • Google Maps
  • YouTube Videos

To resolve this, you’ll need to define some one-time Google settings.

Create a new Project

To obtain an API Key, first create a new Project in the Google APIs Console

Enable the YouTube API

  • In the search field below the Welcome to the API Library title, start typing YouTube Data API v3.
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Search APIs
  • Click on the result that appears
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Search APIs: YouTube
  • Click on the blue Enable button
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: YouTube Data API v3
  • Click on the Create Credentials button
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Create Credentials
  • Click the dropdown below the Which API are you using? question, and select the YouTube Data API v3
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Which API
  • Click the dropdown below the Where will you be calling the API from? question, and select Web server
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Calling From
  • For What data will you be accessing?, select Public data
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Public Data
  • Click the What credentials do I need? button
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Creds Needed
  • Make a note of the API key displayed on screen
    Keep this safe.  We’ll be adding it to the Page Generator Pro Plugin settings later on.
  • Click Done

Enable the Google API

  • In the APIs & Services left hand sidebar, click Library
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Credentials Sidebar
  • In the search field below the Welcome to the API Library title, start typing Maps JavaScript API.
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Search APIs
  • Click on the result that appears
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Maps API: Search
  • Click on the blue Enable button
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Maps API: Enable
  • Click on the Credentials tab, and then Credentials in the API Manager
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Credentials Tabs
  • Click the blue Create credentials button, and select API key
    Page Generator Pro: Settings: Google: Create Credentials: API Key
  • Make a note of the API key displayed on screen
    Keep this safe.  We’ll be adding it to the Page Generator Pro Plugin settings later on.
  • Click Close

Add API Keys to Plugin Settings

Finally, we need to enter the API keys into Page Generator Pro:

  • In your WordPress Administration interface, navigate to Page Generator Pro > Settings
    Page Generator Pro: Settings Menu
  • Click the Google tab, and enter each API key for the corresponding setting:
    Page Generator Pro: Google Settings

    • Google Maps API Key
    • YouTube Data API Key
  • Click Save
The Google Geocoding API Key and Google Maps API: Disable JS Library options were removed in Page Generator Pro 2.0.4.  They are no longer used, and therefore not needed.